What is a Pattern Design System (
A PDS or Pattern Design System is a system that offers different
techniques / tools that are specially designed for drafting new patterns or
editing existing ones.
This system allows you to use the tools one would normally use when
making patterns like modifying seam allowances, darts, gathers, curves and
Pattern Design System & Computer
A PDS differs from a regular CAD because the Pattern Design System
lets you work with different tools and not just in a 2D and 3D view.
Although the CAD lets you see visualize your modifications as close to
reality as possible , the PDS offers more of an advantage with the
different techniques that it offers such as:
When certain patterns that are
drafted are modified to make
contour shapes and adding
any information like addition
darts, or seam allowances.
Used to ease at
patterns, meaning after
patterns are digitized into the
software, you can begin to fix
your darts, splits, angles, and
sizes. The pattern s are then
scaled according to
proportions and sizes of
Marking modulation is used to
maximize the productivity and cut down
on wasted fabric .
It allows importted fabrics for ex)
stripes to be marked for modification.
Modulating is used in a
PDS to shape dimensions
such as the shoulders. bust,
waist and hips .
Modulate will shape the
jacket to fit these four
modification to the jacket can
be visualized when changing
names and values.